Digestive Tract Ulcers - Symptom Evaluation - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I visit in case I suffer from digestive tract ulcers?

You should visit a gastroenterologist in case you suffer from digestive tract ulcers.

2. How are digestive tract ulcers diagnosed?

Ulcers in the upper digestive tract are diagnosed using a procedure called endoscopy. In this procedure, a thin tube with a camera at the end is introduced through the mouth and the inner lining is visualized. A biopsy is also taken in areas of abnormality. Similarly, lower digestive tract ulcers are diagnosed using a tube introduced through the anus. This procedure is called colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, depending on the extent the tube is introduced in the bowels.

3. How is the cause of the digestive tract ulcer diagnosed?

The cause of digestive tract ulcers is often diagnosed based on the history of the patient and associated symptoms. A biopsy obtained during endoscopy or colonoscopy also helps to diagnose the cause. Additional tests may be required in some cases, like arteriography in case of reduced blood supply to the bowel.

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I get severe pain in the middle of chest. Mostly during mid night. The pain lasts for about an hour. Also a constant mild pain remains during most part of the day. I used to take tab Ranitidine 250 mg twice a day. I started taking Capsule Omiprazole 20 mg daily before first meal. May I request for your kind advice

Chris67

I am always getting pains around the centre of my chest If ive lifted somthing heavy it does tend to happen and the pain moves around fir weeks but i can feel acidy diwn my digestive track at the same time Its been on and off fir years and really would love to no what it is as i now get quiet paniky about it wene it happens anti flamitrys do help Thanks Chris

nik1860

Hi , i have been suffering from hyper acidity from last one month and i also gets pain in both chest every day mild as if air is passing was it ulcer

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